News & views – May 2024

HANDPUMP HIJACK I mentioned the ‘Fresh Ale’ concept being pushed by the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company…

Beer Day Britain 2024

As usual, Beer Day Britain, the grass roots celebration of our favourite drink, takes place on…

Regional Pubs of the Year 2024

During the period covered by this edition, teams from each of CAMRA’s 13 Greater London branches…

Trade news – May 2024

The gloom continues I do try to bring good news; unfortunately, there isn’t much of it…

Tributes – Andrew Sewell

Andy Sewell passed away in March after a long illness. A dedicated member of the Campaign,…

Tribute – Dennis Robinson

Mr Robinson was life president of Frederic Robinson Ltd, the famous Stockport brewery. Significantly, he was…

News & views – March 2024

SPRING BUDGETThe Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his spring budget on 6 March. In the run-up…

Trade news

YOUNG’S COMPLETES CITY PUB GROUP ACQUISITION Young’s purchase of the City Pub Group was approved by…

Save our inn signs

One of the most distinctive features of the traditional pub is its sign. Sadly, in some…

Cronx: a brewery not just for Croydonians!

Beer is in Mark’s blood; his parents owned a wholesale business, so he knew the trade.…